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February 15th is “The BIG Career Event”, NJ TRANSIT’s First-Ever Virtual Companywide Career Fair to Connect with Job Seekers

January 31, 2023

NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT wants you to build your future with a dynamic company in the midst of a transformation to becoming one of the premiere transportation brands in North America. On Wednesday, February 15th, NJ TRANSIT will host its first-ever virtual job fair, known as the “The BIG Career Event.”  Become part of our team of more than 11,000 employees across a wide range of trades, professions and crafts, who pride themselves on serving the transportation needs of the millions of customers who depend on NJ TRANSIT across the New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia region annually.

WHAT: “The BIG Career Event” - NJ TRANSIT’s 1st companywide virtual career fair

WHEN: Wednesday February 15th 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: NJ TRANSIT’s Virtual Auditorium: with more than a dozen different departments represented 

Anyone can join The BIG Career Event—just complete the registration form at the link above ahead of time. On the day of the event, click the link in your registration confirmation email to join the fair. Applicants can access the NJ TRANSIT virtual career fair from their mobile browser, but for the best user experience, a laptop or desktop is recommended.

“We are proud to be an organization that strives to build a more accountable, innovative, diverse and inclusive workforce,” said New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “By leveraging new technology we can help as many New Jersey residents as possible get access to great jobs.” 

“NJ TRANSIT has career opportunities available in every area of our corporation, and we are always looking for the highest caliber of talented professionals to join our team,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “If you’re looking to be a part of a progressive, transformational, and award-winning organization, I couldn’t think of a more exciting time to join NJ TRANSIT!”

The BIG Career Event will feature careers available in:

  • Surface Transit (Bus Operations, Light Rail, Contract Carriers)
  • Rail
  • IT
  • Finance
  • Procurement
  • Customer Service/Communications
  • Regulatory/Government Affairs
  • Police
  • Human Resources
  • Real Estate
  • Safety
  • Capital Programs and Planning
  • And more!

If you have your Commercial Driver License (CDL), you may be eligible for up to a $6,000 signing bonus if you come work for NJ TRANSIT as a Bus Operator, Bus Mechanic, or Serviceperson. CDL permit holders may still be eligible for up to a $3,000 signing bonus.

Working at NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT is more than just a place to work, but rather a place where talented people come to collaborate, inspire one another and build successful careers and prosperous lives. In fact, NJ TRANSIT has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best In-State Employers in 2018, 2021 and 2022.

Forbes continues to recognize the agency’s considerable efforts to build a productive, supportive, stimulating and inclusive work environment. NJ TRANSIT ranked seventh among the 90 New Jersey organizations included in the annual ranking, and NJ TRANSIT ranked number one in the “Transportation and Logistics” category.

NJ TRANSIT is committed to playing a vital role in New Jersey’s economic recovery as we emerge from the pandemic as part of our 10-Year Strategic Plan, NJT2030. Since January of 2018, we’ve restored our ranks of locomotive engineers to a full roster, we’ve graduated more than 700 new bus operators and hired more than 2,000 union and non-union employees overall. NJ TRANSIT is committed to continuing to aggressively recruit the best and the brightest to fill available vacancies, and to keep the trainee pipeline full for critical positions such as locomotive engineers and bus operators.

NJ TRANSIT also celebrates diversity and we believe our impact as a public transportation provider and our role as a major employer can help individuals reach their full potential. From our operations staff and frontline personnel, to the numerous corporate departments that keep the wheels turning, the people of NJ TRANSIT make it a great place to build a career.


We have a very attractive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance programs, paid sick leave and vacation, short- and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, and deferred compensation. Employees receive access to educational reimbursement, excellent in-house training programs, transportation benefits, and wellness programs.


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.